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Turkish Cuisine

Turks blame it on the freshness of the ingredients while foreigners fall in love with its every bite, instantly; Turkish cuisine shall be given some credit. Some consider it among very few real cuisines in the world, along French and Chinese delight. In centuries of experience and tradition, Turkey has had the chance to bring its delight into an adventurous getaway of daily routine, …

Shopping in Istanbul

Shopping in Istanbul is known to be a magnificent experience and also a cultural comprehension regardless if you are shopping for a home environment, your wardrobe or an art and antiquities collection. If you are shopping for … Carpets (Kilimis), fabrics or linen, Istanbul is the place to be; Grand Bazaar and the surrounding area host some of the finest in the world. Make …

Istanbul in Numbers

ISTANBUL IN NUMBERS Geography Coordinates: 41.09 north, 29.42 east Area: 5.461 square km 17% is good for agriculture 47% is forested area 36% open for housing 1,1 m2 green for 1.000 people Highest hill: 537 meters, Aydos Hill on the Asian sideNeighborhoods: 936Districts: 39 Demography Population: 14,657,434 as of 1st of January 2016 (10.041.477 in 2000), that is 18.6% of the total population of Turkey …

Istanbul, Population and Demographic Structure

POPULATION AND DEMOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE Istanbul had a population of 1,078,000 in 1945. Internal immigration towards Istanbul increased after the 1950’s due to its being the fastest growing industrial center. As such, the city’s the population reached 1,533,000 in 1955. Its population continued to increase annually at an average rate of 0.040-0.050 percent in the following periods where it reached 7,309,000 in 1990 and 9,199,000 …

Istanbul, Economy

ECONOMY Istanbul bears the characteristic of being the capital city of three Great Empires and she is also one of the few cities which has been the center of the country’s economic life. Although the city did not become the political capital for the new Republic, established in 1923, it has always been one of the country’s economic centers and has never lost its …

Istanbul, Art & Culture

ART Even if we deal with only the artistic contents of the structure motifs including the mosques, churches, synagogues, museums, fountains, complexes and old buildings, we realize that the city remaines at the top of the list in the field of artistic architecture with its Islamic calligraphy, marbling art, carving, colouring, and craftsmanship.  On the other hand, activities, such as theaters, cinemas, live concerts, …

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